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  • Beware: This Line of Thinking Will Move You Quickly Into Universalism

    02/17/2017 6:51:33 AM PST · by metmom · 15 replies
    CharismaNews ^ | 2/17/2017
    Have you taken a close look at your theology lately? Have you caught yourself thinking maybe everyone will be saved in the end? Maybe you've started to accept some of the hallmarks of our culture that the Bible defines as sin—some without even noticing, such as greed and materialism, and some out of fear since Christians are vilified for opposing them, such as homosexuality and abortion. Or you may be thinking, "If God is loving, surely He wouldn't send people to hell for their lifestyle choices. Right?" Perhaps you see people who do not follow God, yet they work tirelessly...
  • That’s Entertainment! Trump’s 75-Minute Tour de Force

    02/17/2017 6:44:39 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 58 replies
    american spectator ^ | Scott McKay
    Presidential press conferences will never be the same again. Donald Trump, giving press conferences as president, is like a cross between Fidel Castro’s long-windedness and machismo and Christopher Walken’s theatrical presence — and nobody else in the room can compete with that. This was on display Thursday, when after a week’s worth of his administration being buffeted by a hurricane of negative media coverage — some of it deserved, some much less so — the president turned himself loose in the East Room. An hour and 15 minutes later, he walked out of what could be described as a smoldering...
  • Russian Hackers Prank Phone Call to Senator McCain

    02/17/2017 6:42:09 AM PST · by tony75034 · 23 replies
    whatfinger.com ^ | 2/17/2017 | Lord of All Editors
    If you remember earlier we posted the prank call to the buffoon Maxine Waters. Not to be outdone, here is RINO John McCain in a pranked call with the same fake Ukrainian PM. Evidently all you need is a slavic accent and a few well placed calls to convince our high officials of fake identities. Listen to what he asks abotu Trump.
  • Why are the Dead Commemorated on Saturdays? [Orthodox/Catholic Caucus]

    02/17/2017 6:41:15 AM PST · by NRx
    Pravoslavie ^ | 03-10-2012 | Hieromonk Job (Gumerov)
    The Saturdays of commemorations of the dead are called ancestral Saturdays (the first universal commemoration on Meat Fare Saturday, the second, third, and fourth Saturdays of Great Lent, Trinity Saturday, and St. Demetrius Saturday). Why do these take place specifically on Saturdays? What are the historical roots of this tradition? They were not all instituted at the same time. God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it, because in it he ceased from all His works which God began to do (Gen. 2:3). Saturday (Sabbath) for the Jews was a day of festive rest. Christ’s resurrection placed the beginning of...
  • How full are Northern California reservoirs and rivers?(nice graphs)

    02/17/2017 6:41:08 AM PST · by rktman · 17 replies
    sacbee.com ^ | 2/16/2017 | Staff
    These three graphs show key California reservoir conditions and river stages for the upper and lower Sacramento Valley. The images are from the California Department of Water Resources’ Data Exchange Center and the National Weather Service. RESERVOIR CONDITIONS ENDING MIDNIGHT, FEBRUARY 15, 2017 This graph shows California reservoirs, with percentage capacity (the first number) and percentage of historical average (the second number). Updated graphs are available here, at “Selected Reservoirs Daily Graphs. Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/news/state/california/water-and-drought/article133224899.html#storylink=cpy
  • Trump approval ratings "pop" holds steady, as Opposition Party (MSM) faces its powerlessness

    02/17/2017 6:34:34 AM PST · by Sidebar Moderator · 35 replies
    Rasmussen reports ^ | February 17, 2017 | Staff
    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Friday shows that 55% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Forty-five percent (45%) disapprove. The latest figures include 39% who Strongly Approve of the way Trump is performing and 37% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of +2. (see trends).
  • How to Evaluate a President - Scott Adams' Blog

    02/17/2017 6:34:31 AM PST · by Sisku Hanne · 14 replies
    Scott Adams' Blog ^ | 2/16/17 | Scott Adams
    "Trump seems to be a systems thinker. I doubt he knew he would jump from real estate developer, to author, to reality TV star, to president. At least not in that order. Instead, he systematically accumulated money, persuasion skills, and personal connections until he had lots of options. Being president was one of them."
  • Former GOP House leader, Illinois Rep. Bob Michel has died at 93

    02/17/2017 6:33:55 AM PST · by rdl6989 · 68 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 02/17/2017
    WASHINGTON — A former aide says former House Republican leader Bob Michel has died at age 93. Michel was an affable Illinois congressman who served as leader of the GOP House minority for 14 years. His skill at seeking compromise with the Democrats was critical in helping Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush pursue their agendas during their presidential terms.
  • Is the US Air Force's X-37B space plane finally set to land after secret two year mission?

    02/17/2017 6:33:16 AM PST · by C19fan · 17 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 16, 2017 | Mark Prigg
    One of the most mysterious craft ever to be flown by the US military has been in orbit for almost two years. The X-37B space plane, an experimental program run by the Air Force, launched atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket on May 20, 2015. Now, experts claim it may be about to finally return to Earth - almost two years later.
  • Mika: Pence Won’t Give Trump Reality Check Because ‘He’s Waiting to be President’

    02/17/2017 6:32:16 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 66 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Morning Joe‘s coverage of President Trump’s press conference of yesterday was predictably apocalyptic. Joe Scarborough and Mike Barnicle asserted that Trump was detached from “reality.” But the most explosive moment came when Scarborough asked who within the White House will go to President Trump and tell him that he’s undercutting his credibility. When Mark Halperin proposed VP Pence for that job, Mika Brzezinski replied: “it’s not happening. He’s waiting to be President.” Was Mika implying that Pence has adopted a conscious strategy of letting President Trump implode so that he can assume the presidency when Trump is driven from office?...
  • Publishers are hiring 'sensitivity readers' to flag potentially offensive content [Newspeak]

    02/17/2017 6:31:40 AM PST · by markomalley · 8 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 2/15/17 | Everdeen Mason
    Before a book is published and released to the public, it's passed through the hands (and eyes) of many people: an author's friends and family, an agent and, of course, an editor. These days, though, a book may get an additional check from an unusual source: a sensitivity reader, a person who, for a nominal fee, will scan the book for racist, sexist or otherwise offensive content. These readers give feedback based on self-ascribed areas of expertise such as "dealing with terminal illness," "racial dynamics in Muslim communities within families" or "transgender issues." "The industry recognizes this is a real...
  • The Prodigal Son: The Only Aim of Great Lent

    02/17/2017 6:30:35 AM PST · by NRx · 1 replies
    Pravoslavie ^ | 02-11-2017 | Bishop Tikhon (Shevkunov) of Egorievsk
    Sermon given at the vigil for the Sunday of the Prodigal Son, in the Holy Trinity Church, Moscow, February 11, 2017. In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. What amazing words we have heard today in the Church’s hymnography: “Open to me the doors of repentance, O Life-giver. For my spirit rises early to pray towards Thy holy temple, bearing the temple of my body all defiled…” In these words is an awareness of yourself, your place in the world; in them is repentance, which God expects from every one of His sons and daughters....
  • Vigilante Days hit the streets on Saturday

    TOMBSTONE – Historic Allen Street will be bustling with activity this weekend for the annual Vigilantes Days celebration in Tombstone on Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Every year, the event delivers a full lineup of activities for folks of all ages. Events on Saturday and Sunday kickoff at 10 a.m. with a presentation of colors by the Tombstone High School JROTC at 10 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday and 10:30 a.m. on Monday. Following the flag presentation and national anthem, performers in the form of gunfights, musicians and dance groups will hit Allen Street throughout the three days.
  • How to Lose Your Joy

    02/17/2017 6:24:22 AM PST · by metmom · 5 replies
    Grace to You.org ^ | 1993 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    "I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I am" (Phil. 4:11). Discontent and ingratitude will steal your joy. True joy is God's gift to every believer, yet many Christians seem to lack it. How can that be? Did God fail them? No. As with peace, assurance, and other benefits of salvation, joy can be forfeited for many reasons: willful sin, prayerlessness, fear, self-centeredness, focusing on circumstances, and lack of forgiveness are the main culprits. Two of the most common joy-thieves are dissatisfaction and ingratitude. Both are by-products of the health, wealth, and prosperity mentality of our day. It...
  • God's Unfailing Love

    02/17/2017 6:23:40 AM PST · by metmom · 1 replies
    Grace to You.org ^ | 1997 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    “The one who does not love does not know God, for God is love” (1 John 4:8). God’s love is unconditional and righteous. We hear a lot today about love from books, magazines, TV, and movies. If you didn’t know any better, you’d think that our society is the most loving on earth. Much of the “love,” though, is nothing more than lust masquerading as love, or selfishness disguised as kindness. But today’s verse tells us that “God is love”; the character of God defines love. To clear up any confusion about love, we need only to look at who...
  • Column: Let's try extreme vetting for gun owners (barf alert)

    02/17/2017 6:21:00 AM PST · by rellimpank · 33 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 17 feb 2017 | Zorn
    What if — and it's a crazy thought, I know, but stay with me — what if it actually isn't a good idea to allow nearly everyone to buy all the guns they want with minimal to nonexistent background checks? What if it's not just poverty, joblessness, illegal drugs, wimpy judges and fractured families causing the sort of mayhem that recently saw three kids die of bullet wounds in just two days in Chicago? What if the glut of guns is a part of it?
  • The NBA, tourists, and Mardi Gras are here, so gunplay will not be tolerated in New Orleans

    02/17/2017 6:18:45 AM PST · by tekrat · 12 replies
    NOLA.com ^ | 2/17/2017 | Tim Morris
    New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu and Police Superintendent Michael Harrison have made the city -- or at least certain tourist-friendly parts and for a limited period of time -- safe again from ill-intentioned gunfire. How did they achieve this? They have declared "zero tolerance" for anyone bringing illegal firearms to Carnival parades, to the French Quarter, and to all activities connected to this weekend's NBA All-Star Game. "Do not bring firearms to the French Quarter or parades," Harrison said at a City Hall press conference Wednesday (Feb. 15). Not yet equipped with radiation scanning devices, NOPD will deploy plainclothes officers...
  • Word for the Day, FRiday, February 17, 2017 - Oscitant

    02/17/2017 6:18:32 AM PST · by tioga · 34 replies
    Dictionary.com ^ | FRiday | tioga
    In order that we might all raise the level of discourse and expand our language abilities, here is the daily post of "Word for the Day". OscitantAdjective, (os-i-tuh nt)1. Yawning, as with drowsiness; gaping. 2. Drowsy or inattentive. 3. Dull, lazy, or negligent. Rules: Everyone must leave a post using the Word for the Day in a sentence. The sentence must, in some way, relate to the news of the day. Amuse me, entertain me, enlighten me to earn extra credit. Be sure to post a link to a news story to enhance your grade.
  • Busboys And Poets Closes For 'Day Without Immigrants' Protest

    02/17/2017 6:14:40 AM PST · by markomalley · 27 replies
    Patch ^ | 2/16/17 | Cameron Lutterell
    Showing support for the national "Day Without Immigrants" protest, a popular restaurant in Takoma is closed on Thursday, Feb. 16.Busboys and Poets will not serve customers at any of its six locations throughout the Washington, DC, area Thursday, including the Takoma restaurant at 235 Carroll St. NW."As an immigrant myself, I had a duty to stand in solidarity with my staff," owner Anas "Andy" Shallal, an Iraqi-American artist, activist and restaurateur told Patch. "We had a deep, heartfelt conversation and it was an easy decision. There are times when standing on the sidelines is not an option."
  • Nancy Pelosi Uses Fake Tweet as "Evidence" of Watergate-sized Conspiracy in Trump Administration

    02/17/2017 6:14:34 AM PST · by tony75034 · 26 replies
    whatfinger.com ^ | 2/17/2017 | Lord of All Editors
    Nancy Pelosi cites a fake Tweet as evidence of Watergate-sized conspiracy in Trump administration live at a press conference. Media analyst Mark Dice has the story.